Installing and configuring the MMA agent via PowerShell

  GUI install option, see blog     Pre-reqs to build out an install script/package MMA agent executable Workspace ID Workspace Primary Key     Download MMA agent Click on Windows Servers from Connected Sources to download Windows Agent Click on Linux Servers from Connected Sources to download Linux Agent         Obtain WorkspaceID From…

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Service Map for SCOM

  Ever compare your work to an amusement park? Every business application compares to a ride, roller coaster, or even a kiddie ride. Anyone ever ask you directions to that ride, or more technical based questions like ‘what’ communication makes up that business application?     In comes Service Map to save the day!     Last year…

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Installing and configuring the MMA agent

  Maybe the MMA agent is like Venom? Proof I’ve watched too many a Marvel movie…   An existential moment perhaps, but the MMA agent can be a bunch of strings stuck from one place to another, monitoring whatever its told to do.       If you are running SCOM2016 or above, the MMA…

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What ID’s is SCOM using

Ever need to audit what ID’s SCOM is using? Maybe you have to figure out how someone else setup SCOM. Did they set up SCOM as recommended for best practices with different AD accounts per role?   If the ID’s are not logged during install, it’s a little more difficult to figure out what ID…

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Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum packs updated

Man time flies!   Thought I’d share some new functionality for AD DS (Active Directory Domain Services)   Ran across some customer errors with AD Event ID 1084, which exists in the old 8321 pack, but not in the v10.x pack. Well, if you get these errors, your DC isn’t replicating, and most likely will need…

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SQL MP bloat

Ever wish alerts were like a wad of cash? The more you solve, the more you make!   How about performance counter data?     The SQL management packs are awesome for visualizations, and provide a bunch of data.   Tim McFadden pointed out SQL Performance counters https://www.scom2k7.com/crazy-db-performance-collection-rules-in-the-sql-mps/ His blog brings up SQL MP Disk Latency performance counters….

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Lync 2013 Addendum Management Pack

Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Lync couldn’t be forgotten.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Lync 2013 Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum.     The Addendum pack has 32 Recovery Tasks for Lync Service…

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Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Addendum Management Pack

    Continuing the Addendum tradition 🙂 Skype was next on the list.   To understand options and methods available on the Server and SCOM, re-read the Active Directory Addendum blog     Skype for Business 2015 (SfB) Now that we understand the methods available, let’s get to the Addendum. This Skype Addendum MP adds Recovery…

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Active Directory 2012-2016 Addendum Management Pack

A Post-it note is like an addendum, no?     As an Operations engineer, how many times do you get notified for a service restart?   Did you know about Service Recovery actions, or SCOM Recovery Tasks?   Why didn’t the SCOM Recovery tasks get added to many of the common Microsoft Applications?     Hopefully today,…

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SCHANNEL event logging

First, my thanks to Bhuvnesh Kumar for his help!   Time to figure out what’s going on behind the curtain!     Are you seeing System Event Log, Event ID 36871 events?   Why does this matter?   Depending on OS versions and patches, the TLS Cipher Suites may not match on the various SCOM…

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